Is the third time a charm?

After suffering two previous losses to the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints during the 2020 regular season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers certainly hope so.

Tampa Bay’s victory at Washington against the NFC East champions and New Orleans’ home victory over Chicago, a wild card team, sets up a rematch of NFC South rivals – the Bucs and Saints – in the NFC divisional playoffs on Sunday, January 17 at 6:40 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The game will be televised on Fox.

New Orleans swept Tampa Bay this season, winning 34-23 on opening day at home and then 38-3 at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday Night Football in November. The Saints are the only team to score more than 30 points against the Bucs defense this year, and New Orleans is only one of four teams that has held Tampa Bay’s offense under 30 points in 2020.

The game will feature two of the league’s all-time great quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Drew Brees, who rank first and second in NFL history in terms of passing yards and passing touchdowns. Brees passed for 382 yards and six touchdowns in the two games against Tampa Bay this season, while Brady passed for 448 yards with two touchdowns and a combined five interceptions.

Saints head coach Sean Payton is 4-0 against Bucs head coach Bruce Arians over the past two seasons. New Orleans is 3-2 over the last five games, including Sunday’s 21-9 win over Chicago in the first round of the NFC playoffs, while Tampa Bay is 5-0 since its bye week, including a 31-23 win at Washington on Saturday in the NFC wild card game.

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com
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fredster
10 days ago

When they swept us I had feeling might see them again in the playoffs. It’s hard to beat a team 3 times as Titans just found out with the Ravens. We will need near perfect game on offense and defense will have to not only play their asses off, Bowls will have to be aggressive and take more chances. Would be sweet redemption to kick the Aints asses and send Drew and especially smug ass Peyton into retirement with a playoff loss.

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Buccorona
Reply to  fredster
10 days ago

Well said Fredster. The coaches will have to coach their asses off, too. It all depends on who really shows up, both players and coaches. Go Bucs.

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Spitfire
Reply to  fredster
10 days ago

It would be the greatest part of this season. Peyton and his stupid bird beak mouth and him thinking he’s some kind of god send to football and the Saints idiotic players celebrating after every single tackle and their hit list that should have gotten them banned as a team. Sending Brees into retirement and force them to have to resign Winston and to shut that dirty town out of the post season would be the sweetest revenge. All it will take is for our guys to play the way they are capable of playing. The Saints will think they’ve… Read more »

Buc stops here
Reply to  fredster
10 days ago

Teams have now played three times 22 times since the Super Bowl era started. Teams that won twice are 14-8. It is not hard to win three times, but it is not automatic either. Just over a third of the time the team swept is beat.

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drdneast
Reply to  Buc stops here
10 days ago

Geeeez Spitfire, you sure do fit your moniker today. Hope you weren’t in Washington on Wednesday.

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Billy
Reply to  fredster
9 days ago

While I agree it’s hard to beat a team 3 times in a season, Brady cast scramble and that TD run by Jackson was other worldly.

Also, sometimes a team just matches up well against another team and that is what we have here.

Not saying it CAN’T happen, but it will take 3 turnovers I believe.

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surferdudes
10 days ago

I look at both teams offenses as capable of winning the S.B.., but I only see one teams defense as being capable of winning the whole thing. That would be the Saints. I think the season ends Sunday the way it began, a loss at N.O..

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Spitfire
Reply to  surferdudes
10 days ago

Nice attitude. Why even bother watching the game then? Just watch a lifetime movie and we’ll let you know how it turns out. 😂

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drdneast
Reply to  Spitfire
10 days ago

LOL. U seem to be on the mark today.

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RW
RW
Reply to  surferdudes
10 days ago

Saints have a good offense but a great defense. Of the remaining 8 teams I would say the Saints have the 2nd worst offense just better than the Rams. But I would put their defense 2nd best after the Rams.
In order to beat the Saints the Bucs O will have to have their best game of the season and score at least 25 points because the Bucs D is just not that good and have trouble stopping anybody.

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BigSombrero
Reply to  RW
9 days ago

Power ranking the offenses? Pointless really. Matchup comparison is clear.
QB : Push
RB : Saints
WR : Bucs
TE : Saints
OL : Saints

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Dave
Reply to  BigSombrero
9 days ago

TE’s: Saints? Lol. Yeah that’s a hard no. It’s the Bucs, and it’s not really that close either

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RW
Reply to  BigSombrero
9 days ago

QBs a push? Brees is a caretaker right now. 90% of his throws are within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. He benefits from a great O-line, a great back in Kamara, and good receivers. He also relies on his D to continually shut down the other team.
On the other hand Brady makes the whole Bucs Offense go. And if you put Brady on the Saints that team wins the Superbowl for sure.

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Dave
Reply to  RW
9 days ago

Yeah I was very generous when I said he was only wrong at TE. Brady was better than Brees a decade ago, better than him now, and better than him in the playoffs for the entirety of their careers. There hasn’t been a single point in either of their careers where Brees has been better than Brady. And even at 43, he’s still better than Brees

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Donkey_Hunter
Reply to  BigSombrero
8 days ago

Lol @ QB being a push.

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Pete Wood
10 days ago

The Saints are only favored by three points in the latest Vegas odds. They are very vulnerable. Admittedly, so are the Bucs, but New Orleans is not this invincible foe that Bucs can never defeat. They looked pretty average against Chicago Sunday afternoon. They cleaned our clocks when they came to Tampa, but I am convinced that in a non-pandemic year Tampa could have won that first meeting. Take away Brady’s two interceptions and Bucs do win that game. Regular practices and a preseason and Brady doesn’t throw those picks. Bucs don’t have to be near perfect to win this… Read more »

fredster
Reply to  Pete Wood
10 days ago

There are certain teams that for whatever reason you just don’t match up sell with. Saints are one those teams for Bucs. I agree with ya offense isn’t an issue lately and we can put up 30 I think again. Bigger question is do you really think the Bucs can hold Saints to under 30? Bears barely did and are quite better defense. No way Bucs can hold to under 30 if they play like last week. I have concerns about O line now too with Cappa out. It’s winnable for sure but it will take a total team effort… Read more »

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Pete Wood
Reply to  fredster
10 days ago

If I had to pick a winner, I’d go with the Saints. I agree with your analysis. All I’m saying is that the Bucs can win this game. After Cleveland and the Rams won over the weekend, anything seems possible in these playoffs. I don’t know that the Bucs can hold the Saints under 30, but I don’t know that the Saints can keep the Bucs under thirty either. There could easily be over 70 points in this game and the Bucs could come out on top.

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Spitfire
Reply to  fredster
10 days ago

Bears handily held them under 30 and would have been even less if they didn’t jump on 4th and 3 and let the Saints Defense pathetic crap talking get to em. Also, the Bears were missing their 2nd 3rd and 4th line CBs and 2 of their top receivers out.. the Saints are beatable. I can’t believe you babies are handing them the game already.

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Pete Wood
Reply to  Spitfire
10 days ago

Preach it, Spitfire! Preach it!!

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Dave
Reply to  Spitfire
10 days ago

Oh you didn’t know? The game is a foregone conclusion. Why bother even playing the game. Last time I checked, the Saints are the poster boys for playoff disappointments. They have no SB appearances since their lone SB in 2009. And have gone 5-6 in the playoffs, with ONE NFC championship game appearance since their lone SB. What about this team is unbeatable come PLAYOFF time?

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Dave
Reply to  fredster
10 days ago

Bears barely did? No they did quit convincingly actually. 21 points, isn’t barely under 30. It’s under by 2 scores. And what about the Bears defense is quit better than ours? Seeing as not a single stat of any kind suggests their defense is better than ours in any area

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BigSombrero
Reply to  Dave
9 days ago

You should bet on the Bucs to win. Use all the money you would have lost to me for the rookie running back bet! How much was it? I think it was $500 you were trying to lose to me.

Jon Taylor finished the season injury free, highest catch rate of ALL receivers in the NFL, 1 fumble, most yards rushing, most yards from scrimmage. Durable and talented, even in a crowded backfield with backup linemen.

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Dave
Reply to  BigSombrero
9 days ago

It’s ok, because I made that money back and more, with your 2 laughable guarantees that i offered to bet you on of 1) Brady throws 20+ picks. 2) Brady doesn’t get sacked 35+ times. And 3) that L.Fournette wouldn’t get 1500 total yards, and that Rojo would gain more yards than him. You were only off 8 picks and 26 sacks with Brady. And only 900 yards off on Fournette. Or how about your other laughable predictions of Wirfs being a backup all year, and being a bust, and blah blah blah. And as far as the Taylor bet… Read more »

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Dave
Reply to  BigSombrero
9 days ago

And in a crowded backfield, with backup lineman? What? Marlon Mack tore his ACL week 1. And Naheim Hynes is a pass catching specialist. Crowded with what? Lol. The job was his even if he sucked, by default. And what backups on the OLine. They had one of the best Lines in the league, as they do every year. They had their entire opening week lineup the whole season, save for 1 guy for a couple games. Costanzo, Smith, Nelson, and Kelly. He ran behind arguably the best line in the league. Give me a break. And as far as… Read more »

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Eddie
Reply to  Dave
9 days ago

Bears have one, one good pass rusher that got double team constantly last night

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RW
Reply to  fredster
10 days ago

But the Bears did nothing on offense to help their D out. The Bucs O is capable of not only of putting up points but having sustained drives. Holding on to the ball will help the D out.

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BigSombrero
Reply to  Pete Wood
9 days ago

Positive Pete says : “Take away all the losses and Covid and the Bucs would be undefeated, I’m sure of it!”

Love the positivity man. Bucs can win this game. If they lose, it will be blamed on the coaches, the defense, the kicker, the WR’s, the OL, and the RB’s. Guaranteed.

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Dave
Reply to  BigSombrero
9 days ago

Not to you it won’t. If they lose, even if the defense allows 40 points, It’ll be Brady’s fault, because every loss is on Brady

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ExtendLichtMovement
Reply to  Pete Wood
9 days ago

Can’t believe anyone is scared of these perennial choke artists. Bucs win this weekend in a close one. #BLEWDAT

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Pete Wood
Reply to  ExtendLichtMovement
9 days ago

Positive Pete!!! Thanks, B.S.! That’s a gonna go on my tombstone. Something like “Positive Pete. Don’t worry. It’s only a head cold. I’ll be better in no time.”
Positive Pete!!

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Naplesfan
10 days ago

It’s decided on the field and not on internet websites or comment pages, of course. Lots of people here at PR were concerned – I’d say scared – of Washington’s fearsome foursome on their D-line, but then TB-12 went out and lead the offense to 31 points and nearly 400 passing yards, with a creditable rushing performance by Leonard Fournette nearly breaking 100 yards and scoring a tough inside run for a TD. Lots of people here then complained about our defense giving up all of 23 points to the Washington offense, but what I saw out there was an… Read more »

Pete Wood
Reply to  Naplesfan
10 days ago

The Washington game would have been a blowout if Godwin had been able to hold onto the ball and the refs hadn’t screwed up that sack/fumble call. I agree with you. Bucs can win this game.

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bucballer
Reply to  Pete Wood
10 days ago

Seems this sack fumble call or lack of call has happened to the Bucs before this season. Not sure why the refs keep have trouble with this particular call against the Bucs?!

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Buc76
10 days ago

We know what a super bowl defense looks like. When we won it all we had both sides of the ball. Tons of offense weapons. This time our defense just isn’t good enough. We would have to win a shootout. Something like 48 45.

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Naplesfan
Reply to  Buc76
9 days ago

Uhh, no. actually the 2002 Bucs only finished 18th in points scored – that puts them in the bottom half of the league. The defense was superb – ranked no. 1 in the league in points allowed. This season the Bucs rank 3rd in points scored, and no. 8 in points allowed. I believe that is the first time in franchise history we’ve ever ranked in the top ten in both scoring and points allowed. Besides, the game in 2021 is very different than it was way back in 2002. The rules greatly favor offenses now – the stuff our… Read more »

Spruce
10 days ago

40 seconds to go in the first half, Brady is sacked and gets up losing it at a receiver or receivers that gave up on the play. I’ve never seen that from Brady in a game. Side lines yes, in the game no. It’s a small thing but it could be a problem. Calling a guy half your age out on the field for all to see. That is not going to help build team unity at the time its most needed. There’s no more cup cakes left. This is the whole season next week. Lose it and you beat… Read more »

Pete Wood
Reply to  Spruce
10 days ago

I think Brady getting pissed at his receivers on the field for not going all out is a great thing. Brady has more street cred than most of the team combined. I think his anger ends up motivating the team. Honestly, any player who would take offense at the strong words of the QB with the most playoff wins of all time is a short-sighted snowflake who probably should consider another career.

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BrooklynBucsFan
Reply to  Pete Wood
10 days ago

Exactly Pete Wood! There in the heat of battle, these dudes don’t mind someone yelling at them when they don’t do what they’re supposed to. These guys communicate that way on a daily basis. Only a child would be upset by that, these are professional men.

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Eddie
Reply to  Pete Wood
9 days ago

Agreed Pete. Brady rarely yelled at his receivers, when he does it is for a good reason. AND that he is saying that particular receiver is worth his attention. Otherwise he just wouldn;t look at your way for the rest of the game or games

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BucWonder
Reply to  Pete Wood
9 days ago

On the Playoff Victory Monday PR podcast today Jon says the player Brady was yelling at was Cam Brate.

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PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Spruce
9 days ago

Thats the most rediculous thing I’ve ever heard. Really? Have you won 6 super bowls and played in 43 playoff games? Didn’t think so. So as far as I’m concerned, Brady can lead however he deems necessary. If these “young guys” want to get to the Super bowl, they better suck it up and take whatever the goat says seriously and get on his level.

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Spruce
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
9 days ago

Just so we’re clear on the bigger picture in this forum it is likely a bunch of white guys mostly older representing the feelings of younger players the vast majority of which are black. First in all of the NFL games broadcast the number of times a QB has gone ballistic on a team member after a play you can count as small fraction of a percent. It’s just not done for a good reason. It too publicly shames players, undermines their confidence and creates hard feelings. It’s the coaches job not the QB. With regard to Brady he’s had… Read more »

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Spruce
9 days ago

I stand corrected; your response is the most rediculous thing I’ve ever heard. You’re talking about the goat who is a mere 2-3 years removed from a Super bowl victory. Please stop. What you’re saying is completely laughable and quite honestly shows your ignorance. What does being black have anything to do with this? He was yelling at cameron brate, who is white btw and been in the league for a good amount of time now, so the garbage that you just spewed holds even less weight.

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Spruce
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
9 days ago

Very well you’ve not advanced your argument so much as heaped derision on me. If you’re going to insist that the age difference between Brady and his receivers is not a consideration. Or that there aren’t distinctive cultural and social norms and priorities between white and black players then we there is nothing else so say.

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Dave
Reply to  Spruce
9 days ago

And the award for the dumbest comment I’ve ever read goes to you sir. So now this is a black white thing. If you polled 100 black players under the age of 25, which NFL player they idolized growing up, I guarantee the most common answer is Brady. If not #1, he’s without a doubt in the top 5. Black and white is completely irrelevant when it comes to something like this. Guaranteed not a single black player will take it personal or as a racist attack if Brady chewed them out on the field. The players feel the same… Read more »

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PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Spruce
8 days ago

You’re just ignorant. In every sense of the word. Congratulations on showing your true colors.

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RW
RW
Reply to  Spruce
9 days ago

So were talking about the old white QB who encouraged the team to sign a talented but troubled black WR and then let him live in his home with his family? Now I know that wouldn’t send any sort of message to his teammates black white or otherwise.

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Spruce
Reply to  RW
9 days ago

That’s an anecdote. You’re using it like every player on the team has that on their mind when they have any interaction with Brady. The fact is Brady wanted AB for the same reason he wanted Gronk. To help him be successful and that is what may be on players minds. The Brady age difference and race difference is an issue. One that he is very aware of and he’s said as much for years. He tries to promote a positive attitude and show respect for all his team members. Age and race make a difference and if you haven’t… Read more »

Pete Wood
Reply to  Spruce
8 days ago

I have never made a note of how often coaches or players lose it on the field, because i don’t care. If Tom Brady wants to dress like Pee Wee Herman and scream at people in that Pee Wee Herman voice,i don’t care, as long as he is winning.
I honestly don’t understand why we are even having this conversation since Brady won the game, has the best team since the super bowl win, and was yelling at Cameron Brate.

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PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Pete Wood
8 days ago

Because spruce is an ignorant piece.

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Spruce
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
8 days ago

Ignorant you say. Yet you are the one with the vulgar reference built into your screen ID and the grade school taunt devoid of any point relevant to football.

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PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Spruce
8 days ago

You’re the one bringing ethnicity into something that had nothing to do with your already ignorant theory, or in your mind “facts”. You are saying that african american athletes can’t handle being yelled at and that is a bs statement made by an ignorant pos. I’m calling you exactly what you are and I’m cool with it. I could care less about your opinion about football as you’ve taken it to a level that it didn’t need to go. Hows this? Your opinion means nothing, Brady can lead however he sees fit and you can just suck it up and… Read more »

Spruce
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
8 days ago

Then we agree. I’ve never responded to any of your comments because I have no regard for your football knowledge and you feel the same so now you will not bother me.

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PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Spruce
6 days ago

This has nothing to do with football anymore. You’re insulting african american athletes and saying they can’t handle being yelled at. I’ll respond wherever I wish and whenever you say ignorant bull like what you’ve just said, I’ll be calling you out every time. So don’t say dumb ignorant shyt and you won’t hear from me. Simple.

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Spruce
Reply to  Pete Wood
8 days ago

Got it. You care only about winning, Brady can do anything as long as the Bucs win, you’ve watched a lot of Pee Wee Herman in the past and you never notice other QB’s.
You’re right. There was no point to you commenting.

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Pete Wood
Reply to  Spruce
7 days ago

You should form an E Street Band cover band,. Spruce Springsteen! but I digress.
Yes, I do love Pee Wee Herman. An underrated genius and the only person with enough guts to remake that hack film, The bicycle Thief.

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Buc stops here
10 days ago

Scott looked at the history of Arians in Tampa against the Saints. However, going back to his days with the Cardinals he has always done badly. In 2013, he lost 31-7 when the Cards went 10-6. In 2015 he won 31-15 when the Cardinals went 13-3. In 2016 they lost to the Saints 48-41 going 7-8-1. So he was 1-2 with the Cardinals where he had a good record beating bad teams and sometimes beating good teams, and now is 1-6 overall. Essentially, the tactics that Arians/Leftwich/Bowles works well but not against the Saints schemes. They will have to change… Read more »

bucballer
Reply to  Buc stops here
10 days ago

But BA never had Brady at QB! This is a huge difference!

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Eddie
Reply to  Buc stops here
9 days ago

Perfect time for Arians and his staff to prove that he is not the Arians of old, not the Saints punching bag anymore. I would long for that decisive battle if I were him.

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Spitfire
10 days ago

I haven’t seen so many sad sack posts since Bob was infecting the comments section. You sad sacks have handed the game to the Saints already? Really? I seem to remember a certain year we lost to the Saints twice and the Eagles in the regular season only to beats the Eagles in the Playoffs and I’m pretty sure won the Super Bowl. We got our first game post season jitters out of the way and beat a better Defense who was supposed to stop long pass plays and make Brady’s day terrible. We are likely missing Cappa but we… Read more »

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Spitfire
9 days ago

It’s pathetic. I’m done with them being pessimistic pusses. We hadn’t been to the playoffs since 2007, hadn’t won a playoff game in 19 years yet they still whine, itch and moan. I refuse to allow these posers to ruin it for me. We have every shot to win this game. We played new Orleans in awkward times of the season for us. The first game of the season and when brown had literally just been signed. Now brown is more acclimated and the offense as a whole is a more complete and cohesive unit. I strongly believe that the… Read more »

Dave
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
9 days ago

Top 3 defense. But who’s counting. I heard all week how statue Brady and our high school level OLine had no chance against the 85 Bears pass rush. Right lol. Ho hum Brady ho hum. Just another day at the office, doing what the goat does

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Horse
10 days ago

You would think 0-4 would motivate Coach to change their schemes? I would take the “take what they give you” approach on Offense, and stop the run & shorts passes on Defense by playing Man to Man Defense.

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Naplesfan
Reply to  Horse
9 days ago

Kinda hard to get down on our coaches when this is the first Bucs team in history to finish in the top ten in both scoring and points allowed. Kinda hard especially to criticize our offensive coaches when we have the third ranked scoring offense in the league – a lofty position never achieved since our first season as a franchise.

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Horse
Reply to  Naplesfan
9 days ago

Kind of hard not to accept that the Saints have got our number;

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BucWonder
Reply to  Horse
9 days ago

Remember how Philly “had the Bucs’ number”? Philly beat the Bucs 21-3 in 2000 playoffs, 31-9 in 2001 playoffs, and 20-10 in 2002 regular season. Then Ronde leads the 27-10 victory in 2002 playoffs.

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bucballer
10 days ago

Look… had Chicago won, Rams would of been a tough game too! I think they might be the best team in the NFC. Having said that, it really doesn’t matter who we play at this point. It’s just the next game. All the teams left r good. Previous meetings don’t matter. If anything, the Bucs r playing a little better…5 wins in a row… and I think the Saints r playing just a little worst. Once again, Defense will determine this game. It’s truly anybody’s game. I don’t give the Saints or the Bucs an edge. It will be a… Read more »

BrooklynBucsFan
Reply to  bucballer
10 days ago

I know the Saints have dominated us of late, but that’s why I’m sort of excited to get another shot when it matters most. This is an incredible match up in the playoffs and I’m excited that I get to see two of the beat to ever play the game, go head to head. These are the kinds of games you hear about in those 30 for 30 documentaries, the kind that add to someone’s legend. Who’s will it be, Tom or Drew? Will the Bucs overcome the two earlier season losses to reach the championship game or will the… Read more »

PewterPose
10 days ago

Hit them in the mouth. Devin White is back and hungry. Turn these guys loose and take the Saints off their game plan. Don’t let them sit around and pick us apart.

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Eddie
Reply to  PewterPose
9 days ago

We let Kamara ran wild in the first games with the Saints with no answer. And let Kamara repeat in the second game. Talking about coaches being stubborn.

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stlbucsfan
10 days ago

Incorporate more short passes on offense, run the ball and keep Brees under fire. We must tackle well, blitz timely and do a better job when we have the play zone coverage of picking in the man entering our zone instead of letting him run free. We should be 80% man, bump coverage but they have to be effective in the instances when zone is a must. A fresh Devin White should mean a long day for Brees as hopefuly he will be coming to hit him early and often to test those ribs and get us some turnovers. Please… Read more »

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RW
10 days ago

“In order to be the Man , you’ve got to beat the Man!”

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TBChucky
10 days ago

This game will be difficult, but it’s very winnable. First off, our offense will have to be efficient, and more importantly disciplined. Their defense loves to talk smack and try to piss you off. We seen yesterday how the Bears reacted to it. What’d they get, two guys ejected for buying into their game? They’re a cheap, POS, dirty team, and always have been under Payton. Hopefully BA drills that home ALL WEEK! Defensively, I expect a much better showing this week. They may give up more points because they’re playing a much better offense. I do expect them to… Read more »

drdneast
10 days ago

The only thing that will keep the Bucs from losing this game is if Bowles starts running that prevent zone defense of us and takes the Bucs out of an aggressive mindset. After watching Brees for countless years I can truthfully say the only way to beat him nowadays is to attack him and the offense and to keep attacking. Blitz him and get your corners to get their hands on the WRs and knock their timing off. Sure you might get burnt once or twice, but would u rather get your throat cut or die from and a thousand… Read more »

PissedOffBuc1988
9 days ago

Blitz White, play man and play agressive. Don’t sit back in soft coverage or Brees will pick us apart. I want this game so bad. Just once I’d like to beat new Orleans on the national stage. Having white will be huge.

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Buc76
9 days ago

Naples fan not sure how much you know about football, Tampa or the Bucs. Looks like not much. Do you not remember Keyshawn Johnson, Keenan Mccardell, Joe Jerevicious, Ricky Dudley, Ken Dilger, Mike Alstott, Michael Pittman plus at the time the 3rd most accurate quarterback in NFL history behind Joe Montana and Steve Young in Brad Johnson……those are are called offensive weapons. you quote some dumb statistic about 18th. We had superbowl talent on both sides of the ball

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Eddie
9 days ago

Who would let someone outplay you three times in a row? Who would let someone outcoach you three times in a row?

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scubog
9 days ago

When I saw that there were 62 comments I thought someone tossed in some political or religious BS. Thank goodness it was just a bunch of fans like me who have all of the keys to victory in their cyber game plans if only that “obsolete” coach would take heed.
Clearest path to victory is to take the game to the Saints and stop being intimidated by their bullying tactics. Like with all bullies. Hit them first and don’t let up.

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